Sunday, June 17, 2007
Eli Roth has posted a very sincere message over at his MySpace account on the failure of HOSTEL PART 2. He seems extremely frustrated, and legitimately so, about the ever increasing problem of Internet piracy in the film industry and the fact that many have been reviewing an unfinished workprint of his film.
I personally believe that illegal downloading is hurting films much more than perhaps the studios are even calculating. I don't think HOSTEL PART 2 stood much of a chance mid-summer but having a workprint leaked a week before its release clearly hurt it.
Roth also admits that he is pretty exhausted and will be taking a break for what sounds like at least a year. I suppose that is good news for some but the more I have thought about it, my opinion of HOSTEL PART 2 has gone up even more and I plan on seeing it again before it is gone in a week or so.
He also speaks on the inevitable return of softer PG13 horror films, a thought which really turns my stomach but with the failure of HILLS HAVE EYES 2, GRINDHOUSE and now HOSTEL PART 2 in just the past few months that is most likely the direction the studios will take.
If you have a MySpace account, head over to Roth's blog at:
It is an interesting read and I think it is great the guy is still attempting to keep in contact with his fans. And if you did enjoy HOSTEL PART 2 why not see it again in a theater? I have a feeling after next year we won't be able to see its like on the big screen for awhile.